At first I was simply disappointed (but not surprised) that such an overt sexist attitude would not only be ignored by the mainstream media, but that it's perpetrator could go on to WIN the election in question and later get a reputation as a 'straight talker"!
This country has been "attacked, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die" by right wing extremists.
Our ethics have been pummeled. Our economy is near death. Our constitutional rights are on life support. Our military is strained. Our unity has compound fractures. And our national image as the model of world hope and prosperity lies tattered and bleeding in the street!
And most, importantly the group responsible for forcing us to endure this continuing humiliation over the past 8 years has pulled up it's zipper and said "PLEASE give us a second chance!" We promise it will be BETTER!"
By the way, for any sexist men (Like John McCain) who actually BELIEVE that women enjoy being raped, let me extend this analogy to appeal to the latent homophobe in you "manly men":
I've often read that many serial rapists hold a victim hostage and force him or her to lure others into captivity.
THIS is what concerns me the most, as I watch Sarah Palin and other normally believable and somewhat respectable Republican officials extolling the virtues of their party and candidate.
They are knocking on your door with roses in hand, begging you to ignore their past transgressions!
They'll promise "change and reform" if you'll just unlock the door!
These people have FORCIBLY FUCKED our country for long enough! Please don't let them back in!